Curio Collection by Hilton debuts in Mexico City

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Curio Collection by Hilton debuts in Mexico City
Fri August 16, 2019

Located in the vibrant capital of Mexico, Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton continues to expand Hilton's portfolio in the market with more than 60 properties


Hilton today announced the opening of Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton, which represents the brand's debut in Mexico City. The modern 59-room boutique hotel is the latest addition to Curio Collection by Hilton, reinforcing the growth of its portfolio of unique hotels and resorts in its class and at top-level destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America.

"As we continue to strategically expand our presence throughout Latin America, Mexico remains a priority as it is one of the fastest growing markets in the region," said Jorge Giannattasio, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Hilton for the Caribbean and Latin America. "The opening of Umbral, Curio Collection by Hilton reinforces our mission of being the most hospitable company in the world with an important presence in this wonderful country and in light of the celebration of our centenary."

As part of an ambitious program to restore historic buildings in Mexico, Threshold, Curio Collection by Hilton is a restoration project of a historic building built in 1924. Located in the Historic Center of Mexico City, the timeless design of the hotel dominates the The city's most emblematic buildings, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Old City Hall Palace and the El Palacio de Hierro department store. Guests will also have easy access to the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, just two blocks away, as well as the Museo del Templo Mayor, Chapultepec and Benito Juárez International Airport, which is located less than 9 kilometers away. of the property.

"Recognized as the number one city to visit this year by National Geographic, Mexico City has remained a strategic place for the expansion of our brand to destinations where today's travelers want to go," said Mark Nogal, Global Director from Curio Collection by Hilton. “We are very excited to offer travelers our unexpected and authentic Curio Collection experiences that truly embody local culture, while also preparing for the opening of our second property in Mexico City at the end of the year: the Hotel Lafontaine "

Design
With a contemporary design by renowned architect Javier Sánchez, Umbral offers elegant and minimalist furniture in neutral tones of white, beige and brown, as well as natural materials such as light and dark woods. The 59 rooms are composed of two distinct environments: a darker intimate entrance that leads to a bright guest room through a golden frame, which symbolizes a threshold. Each of the 12 suites also offers a record player with a personalized vinyl collection based on the preferences of each guest, thanks to an agreement with the local vinyl store La Roma Records.

Amenities
Being the only hotel in the city with an on-site gallery, Umbral presents more than 100 works of art by renowned local artists such as Jorge Montiel, Andrea Vores and Tomás Díaz. Travelers who explore the gallery can move on to the hotel's intimate library, where there is a carefully curated selection of literature, sound library with its own record player and a cinema that offers culturally immersive films, as well as foreign titles that often reflect the theme from local film festivals. The property also has a 35 square meter room for meetings and intimate events with up to eight guests, as well as a terrace on the top floor for outdoor events of up to 150 attendees.

Those who want to explore the city, can consult with the Threshold Experiences Curator to immerse themselves in the local culture through unique itineraries, created according to their type of curiosity. Whether an epicurean who loves cooking and drinks, or the pioneer who seeks outdoor adventures, a simple online questionnaire can identify the type of guest's curiosity to help the curator create unique experiences. For example, Experienced Curators can organize architectural visits, clandestine art exhibitions and gastronomic visits, as well as musical experiences in local jazz and rock bars.

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